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Over The Edge Radio Archive (Seeland 031). Negativland's live mix radio show "Over The Edge" has been the longest-running block of free-form audio collage in radio history. With Negativland's Don Joyce at the helm, the weekly show was broadcast from KPFA FM in Berkeley California from 1981 to 2015. His death on July 22, 2015 closed a very large and long chapter in the group's history. 


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With Babs Bendix
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Bits from the recent Congressional hearings on indecency continue with a vengeance as Howard Stern shows some of his own. The community speaks before an FCC hearing on media monopoly, the BBC as edited by People Like Us, the Firesign Theatre answers the phone, and live receptacle programming input just for spice.
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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Omer Edge returns to the studio from the Lucky Muck Swamp he was in for the Roswell show (Nov. '91) and realizes he is the victim of "missing time" (about 2 years?). Another recorded memo from Howland's Retro-History Project explains and confuses everything. This show deals with all kinds of material relating to the UFO abductions phenomenon, drawing from radio and TV features on UFO's, UFOlogist interviews, other broadcasts covering the subject (principally Art Bell's syndicated late...
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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Close your eyes - this is such stuff as which dreams are made of. It's not "Over the Wedge", it's "Fire Walk With Me", a five-hour journey through the scenes, voices, and music of David Lynch. Broadcast between Seasons 1 and 2, it's not just about Twin Peaks - but it's mostly about Twin Peaks. Thrown in are Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Dune... characters and sounds pervade throughout the night of seedy underbellies, breathless love, and mysterious backwards declarations. Babs...
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Over the Edge: A Kinder Gentler OTE
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Several very old episodes of "The Shadow" from late Ô30s radio are mixed together, with a young Orsen Wells playing the shadow in most of them. Playboy Lamont Cranston, who has the power to cloud men's minds, moves invisibly through plots ranging from the deadly burning man contaminated by a radium experiment and the mad director of a sanitation dept who schemes to poison the city's water supply, to the haunted mansion in which an old hag keeps children she and her hunchback son have...
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Topic: Series: All Art Radio
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Bertrand Russell discourses on taboo morality and fanaticism and Roger Waters with most of his Amused To Death CD, as Graham Hancock comments on the nature of consciousness and spirituality.
Topic: Series: Your Brain is God
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After Izzy shows his mike's neglected pan and asks for reminders to change it, we launch into another wide ranging look at the 60s and, this time, more of it's music. Includes descriptions of the '64-'65 N.Y World's Fair and its wishful hopes for the future, more from Murray Roman's psychedelic comedy, San Francisco's KSAN with Tom Donahue and a few songs he played, and I play a lot more rare or studio outake versions of famous songs from those hazy, crazy days.
Topic: Series: Universe
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Continuing our year long Halloween policy, The Professor joins me for an extended eye witness ear look at the CIA. My secret guest, "Raymond," is a computer with its voice disguised, which relays a myriad of inside information about "the company" that owns it. Good spooky mix of all kinds of disguised and distorted voices, as well as "I Was A Communist For The FBI" from cold war radio, Pink Floyd, The Prophets, Jacki Apple, Phillip Agee, the Russian Nukes trade,...
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For Halloween Ô99, we continue on and then there's more. "Raymond," the ex-CIA computer, explains himslf and is then joined by the Manchurian Candidate for whom he was named. Automated voices rule the night, including Mr. Friday's personal computer. Lots more fiction and non-fiction on CIA operations and implications, lots more inside info from a computer who was there. More callers, very nice scary mix throughout, code "spacey."
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The serial continues and continues and continues. Wang Tool's perplexing all-era mucic programming from the Moon punctuates a series of events, including Media archives finds by Leland Googleburger, a review of Friday's last film by Crosley Bendix, a press conference at the black Hole Tube, and a trip to the old west in the Tube itself. Same credits as last week.
Topic: Series: Moonrock Footnotes
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It's finally 1968 and we tip toe through the horrors, as well as the tulips. Black soldiers discuss the raging war in Vietnam and at home. The assassinations of Malcom X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy, the Democratic Convention riots in Chicago, feminists demonstrate at the Miss America Pagent, and life becomes a style.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Back again with what is really the rest of a 6 hour show on psychedelic effects and reports of same from the tripping public at large. The guy who dropped last week has still not felt anyhing yet, and that's just one of the trip reports I could ruin for you here. Rated F for frank. A scientific psychedelic mix for the ots.
Topic: Series: Receptacle
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More guess what receptacle. But more of it. More romance, more whackos. How can so much be made out of so little? Will it ever end? You gotta wait until next weeks episode to find out!
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Over the Edge: Long Cut Suck II
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Beginning with the early 50s, the sound barrier is broken, rocket technology booms, the cold war and the U-2, jet propelled transportation and the continuing boom and bust of commercial airlines, Sputnik, and the Apollo 11 moon shot lands on the moon.
Topic: Series: Learning to Fly
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Over the Edge: Universe 1
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 97
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We begin where we left off with The Weatherman commenting on Bob Dylan. Then continuing on with more indisputable evidence of Satan's intrusion into all varieties pop & rock music. With preacher selected examples galore, from Heavy Metal to spiritual ditties, the insidious phenomenon of backmasking makes all music dangerous to your forward listening ears. Avoid all music until played backwards. And what's worse, readings from straight-ahead rock lyrics prove the point.
Topic: Series: Your Music is the Devil
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This edition, with a shoeless introduction by Dr. Oslow Norway, begins with the Negativland single, Truth In Advertising, followed by an industrial tape about Coka Cola's program to bond elementary and high school students to Coke with school assembly programs, school sports, school promotions, and blatant bribery in general. Also the never missing aspect of sex in ads, an ad executive discusses reality in advertising, and some neat cut-up records using samples from ads. Mark of Negativland...
Topic: Series: Advertising_Secrets
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The start of this episode, "The UFO Show", appears to be cut off in this recording; it begins in the middle of an interview about alien visitation. It seems to be the first episode of what became the "Another UFO" series. A montage of accusations, reports and declarations dominate this show: conspiracies involving the assassination of Kennedy 10 days after a UFO pronouncement, and Jimmy Carter falling back on his promises to open the world to the UFO truth. Movies and radio...
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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"65 turns into '66 with the focus on the touring Beatles at the end of that rope. WABC's continuous coverage of the Beatles in New York City, Casey Kasem reads a Beatle fan letter, DJs rant, IDs play, The Byrds are influenced, and lots of live Beatle performances, chopped and not.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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With a recurring emphasis on Jackson Pollock (including a 50s interview with the man) and his wife, Lee Krasner, we also move through art museum architecture, designing products, other painter interviews, dueling painting descriptions, and a robot bassoonist.
Topic: Series: All Art Radio
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19820719 The Dumb, Stupid Come Out Line
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Leland Googleburger, on tape from the past where he is on a mission, introduces this show about time travel which revolves around a mix of several tales from fiction, including a couple from 50s science fiction radio and The Time Traveler by H.G. Wells, mixed up with contemporary scientists discussing today's view of the possibility and how it might be accomplished, as well as why quantum physics suggests "it's not as far fetched as you might think."
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An unexpected 5 hour show. Carrying on the enormous burden of delivering music from the Devil, himself, we carry over Satanic black Death music from last week, as well as the very FIRST meeting of Pastor Dick and Harold Camping via telephone and demonic carbon monoxide, then musical suicide by Judas Priest and the resulting court testimony on develish musical hypnotism. Subliminal back masking, Demon possession and exorcisms, rock sonics as a mind altering tool of the devil, Dick Vaughn goes...
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Over the Edge: I Was A Russian
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Over the Edge: Another UFO - Dreamland I
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Beginning with historical lore of witch seductions and sucubus type nocternal encounters, we arrive at the creepy contemporary version involving sex with aliens, particularly the oft sighted reptillion alien species who seem to enjoy this activity most. First person accounts of not always reluctant intercourse, the screen image disguises that sometimes gets the foreplay going, and what all this might be about. -- Don Joyce
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With Ronald Redball
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 59
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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The beginning of this show finishes off all the pirate radio material, domestic and foreign, and then we move on to more Congressional hearings on media control and indecency, Mr. Stern arrives on Sirius satellite radio, Firesign radio, and more.
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 57 1977
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: Edge of Illusion
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Over the Edge: How Radio Isn't Done 21 The Amateurs
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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A some point Don just skips the write-up for these, causing your webmaster to make up whatever crap he feels like. In this episode Minky Blowhard skips 17 consecutive lunchtimes while whistling Bach etudes. This angers the King of Jodhpur Mountain, who races to the scene on his Froot-A-Loop Bike. Subsequently, atoms of mayonnaise are discovered by Dr. Amanda Maybelle Fisher, D.D.S., in her memories of her father, the hideous Dr. Blomquist. Then there is some crap about God in there, too, or...
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Topic: Series: Your Brain is God
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This final show in '05 is a five hour edition rambling through extensive sections of uncertain 80s radio links with Radio Moscow, including a WBAI experiment and The Time Zones Exchange Project from Negativland, as well as more on indecency in media, including Howard Stern's on-air call to FCC Chairman Powell appearing on KGO in San Francisco, and religion in radio.
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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We begin coverage of the whole flap over Satanic influences in Rock music which go back to the very beginnings of Rock & Roll. Preachers emphatically warn of all the musical dangers to youth as many examples of the music, from Elvis to Patti Smith, routinely prove them right! If you listen to Rock, you're going to Hell and that's all there is to it.
Topic: Series: Your Music is the Devil
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Over the Edge: Another UFO - 50s UFO
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 56 1977
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Over the Edge: Another UFO - Roswell II
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Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Everyone involved with this program agrees that Christmas in America sucks, and presents a danger to human integrity. Therefore, we present our yearly Halloween Special. In Virginia, Wolf Clause howls at the grave of his father, Santa. Toy wounds are distributed from a castle in the Holy Land. Goblets of turkey blood are passed around. Talk about toilets and urinal cakes.
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Mr. X
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Everybody's favorite TV is movies. If this can work with TV, why not radio? With the flickering light of this crucial idea dancing across their ears, Negativland presents "All Movie Radio."
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Walt Frizzy into an open book, and promoting Crumble Junkies continues to sustain his insanity, hoards of small, personable birds and animals are repeatedly smashed and mutilated as a wide variety of kick-ass violence for children is drawn from the imaginations of fun loving adults with pencils, all of whom started doing this as a kid. Luckily, you can only hear and not see. -- Don Joyce
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This time it's pirate radio. We delve into the problems of Richard Dunnifer's Radio Free Berkeley, the history of England's Radio Caroline while the Beatles do take after take, several other UK pirate stations on shore and off, and Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean emote throughout. This is radio walking the plank.
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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With the release of a new Firesign Theatre CD (Bride of Firesign) I collect all the Nick Danger episodes from all the Firesign recordings I have (which must be all of them) to fill 3 hours with haphazard detective drama, old and new. Intermixing these recordings doesn't seem to hurt the intended surrealism a bit.
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This large collection of skits and bits from Bob and Ray shows fills three hours with a minimum amount of mixing. And speaking of 50s Mixmasters, this is a good example of stuff available on the internet only, if you can find it. It's being made available there and if it wasn't, neither would this compilation radio show ever hit the airwaves, I sure didn't have this stuff and never would have, so if you like Bob and Ray on your midnight radio, you can thank all the culturally smart free...
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Tonight we broadcast from the outer lobby of the Black Hole Tube of Transreality, where Fake Stone Age interviews Roxanne Gravle, prehistoric safari guide, as she departs with a paying customer in search of Mesozoic trophies.
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Rob (of King's House) and I mix a lot of material from and about TV. The movies 'Network' and 'Videodrome' play a big part, along with various works in the vampire genre, including one by Orsen Wells. Also vintage Gene Scott, some rousing academic analysis, the advertising slant, relevant music, and lots of callers right on the cathode ray beam. Cut-ups, loops, and effects galore. A fitting tribute to modern culture's primary medium of 'communication.' 'Too many choices obscure the fact that...
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Over the Edge: The Blade Runner Remix. Originally aired in November of 1994 on KPFA radio. Runtime 3h:2m:20s. Upon discovering that Vangelis (maker of the theme music which begins every OTE) finally released his original soundtrack to Blade Runner, Scott Riddle hosts a 3 hour remix of the dialog from Blade Runner and all the original and associated music. This is one of my 3 all-time favorite movies and it provides a personally delightful playpen of disconnected sounds and plot. " Do you...
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In a completely related turnaround, we begin a series on radio history and how it happened. From Morse and Marconi, into the 20s and the earliest commercial stations, we follow the emergence of this amazing invention that burst into national consciousness at the turn of the 20th Century with lots of vintage audio, Edison discs, and a view of the culture and technology that informed it.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Beginning with World war II, this ranges from Hitler's vertical take-off vehicles, to the transplantation of that program to us where saucer craft emerged, to Roswell's extra-terrestrial saucer and a few of its close to being there witnesses, to Area 51s' S4 area where that saucer is rumoredwitnessed to have ended up. Updated Bob Lazar telling the story of his employment there as an alien saucer back engineer, and Victor who smuggled a video of a live alien with humans in a holding room out of...
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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More Beatles on the Magical Mystery Tour, The Porch Patrol's Oldie McOlderson is live in the studio to interview Izzy Isn't concerning his draft dodging days, the San Francisco music scene continues to develop, and it's a 1967 New Years celebrity explosion at KRLA in Los Angeles.
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The series refocuses on one individual, Richard Lyons, founding member of Negativland, whose radio characters (Pastor Dick, Dick Goodbody, and Dick Vaughn) have graced OTE programs since the early 80s. We review this "legend of radio" through many segments of Pastor Dick shows, including endless Bible Quizzes, and Dick Goodbody contests on TV and commercial product trivia. A genius of how radio isn't done.
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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Who wrote the Bible continues, along with extended thoughts on God, taboo morality, and fanaticism from Bertrand Russell. Also many thoughts on the possibility of the existence of multi-universes.
Topic: Series: Your Brain is God
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Bootleg answering machine tapes from the rural south will be activated. Call in and leave message.
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Omer Edge begins the show from his remote location in the Lucky Muck swamp where he intends to document the nature of swamp gas and why UFO's are constantly mistaken for it. An audio memo from the Netweb's Retro-History Project lays out the basics of the reversible logic which the Netweb uses to "transinfiltrate" future informational adjustments into past programming and why. Then this show focuses on the most famous and best documented event in modern UFO history - The alleged saucer...
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The vastness of how radio isn't done continues, including Firesign Theatre, God, the Beatles, Howard Stern, Tom Donahue, Dick Vaughn, Negativland on the BBC's "Mixing It", Bob and Ray, the final end of that tour broadcast from Evanston Ill., and we wind it up with some over the edge Islamic broadcasting with Patti Smith.
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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The Weatherman stumbles into Goodwill, trips over a vacuum cleaner, falls into a screenless Unimedia console, and wakes up in Negativland with his bulbous part all bent. Very Stupid.
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Harlan Ellison reads his own story, "The Prowler In The City At The Edge Of The World," art and evil continues, authorities expound on God and Satan, Adam and Eve from Mark Twain, speed metal demons, and "Don't Play Cards With Satan.
Topic: Series: Your Brain is the Devil
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With a nod to sex and Congressional censorship of art, we ramble through Bertrand Russell, art seen on the moon, an artists statement, Steve Martin on writing and creativity, artist interviews, and painting descriptions.
Topic: Series: All Art Radio